I sent intake forms for Simon and Smiley to their visit this week. The forms are their family history to help asses their trauma.
I don't for one minute believe what Mom wrote on the forms, except for maybe, their weight at birth.
Q: Was there any stress on Mom during her pregnancy?
No? Really? You had one child already removed from your care. The other two were in foster car. There was no stress?
Q:Was there any drug use? Alcohol use during the pregnancy?
Yeah, we won't count the arrest for DUI and possession of an illegal substance. That's inconsequential.
I might as well have not sent the form at all. She even got the number of homes wrong. Totally in denial. And no idea that this stuff affects her kids. I want to yell and scream- GROW UP and understand what your kids need!
My heart is sad. These beautiful kids deserve better.